Monday, February 25, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Singing Time - 3/17

When I was trying to decide what activity to do for St. Patrick's Day, I posted in the Facebook group and ended up getting the same idea I'd originally planned!  You just can't beat the "Lucky vs. Blessed" lesson plan HERE - in my mind it's a great blend of the holiday WITH the spiritual.

With that base in mind, here is my adapted plan for St. Patrick's Day:

- I found a set of shamrock and gold coin MAGNETS today at the Dollar Tree.  I put an image/clue on each one (just printed and glued) to correspond to the songs/things we are LUCKY to have (see below).

- Before Primary, the magnets will go UNDER the CHAIRS, and when singing time starts I'll have the kids check to see if they got one.  Each class will have one, and together their job will be to figure out what the picture means and to come up with THREE things they are LUCKY/BLESSED to have.

- Class by class, we will have a representative bring the magnet up, tell us their 3 things that make them feel LUCKY/BLESSED, and then I'll tell them what song goes along with that blessing.  Each magnet will be placed along a rainbow leading to a pot of gold that will be on the chalkboard.  I painted the rainbow and the pot of gold on butcher paper (I have one of those rolls from IKEA); the cloud is just some taped-together cardstock/posterboard with aluminum foil glued on top.  I also reinforced the pot of gold with cardstock.  The coins came from the same magnet set as the shamrocks.


- After they work their way to the pot of gold, we will remove the pot to uncover a picture of Christ in Gethsemane.  We will talk about how, although His experience was painful, Christ gave us a great TREASURE that day - the ability to repent, to be forgiven, and to one day be like him.


- I Am A Child of God 2 / We are lucky to have a Father in Heaven who loves us
*Bring handbells and use them instead of piano for accompaniment.  Let Sr. Primary practice 1st verse in Spanish

From Free LDS Clipart

- I Want to Be a Missionary Now 168 / We are lucky to have missionaries to teach us
*March while singing, invite a couple of kids to use rhythm sticks to keep the beat
From Latter Day Chatter

- My Heavenly Father Loves Me 228 / We are lucky to live in a beautiful world

- If the Savior Stood Beside Me / We are lucky to be able to feel Jesus's love through the Holy Ghost
*Do sign language with at least Sr. Primary
From the OCD Chorister

- I Love to See the Temple 95 / We are lucky to have temples so that our families can be together forever 
From Latter Day Chatter

- Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes 275 / We are lucky to have bodies

- When I Am Baptized 103 / We are lucky to be able to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost

- I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus 78 / We are lucky to have a perfect example to follow

- Adrienne


  1. This is THE idea I was looking for! Thank you so incredibly much. Goose bumps right now, seriously :)

    1. Awww, I think that's the nicest comment I've ever had!!! So glad it can help you!

  2. This is THE idea I was looking for! Thank you so incredibly much. Goose bumps right now, seriously :)

  3. Really excited about doing this tomorrow! This really was just the perfect idea with the perfect balance of holiday and happy to have found this this week!

    1. You all are making my day! So glad you can use it and good LUCK to all of us tomorrow!

  4. Thanks for doing this. It's the perfect way to incorporate a fun holiday.